Skip to main content

tv   Headline News  RT  June 13, 2014 6:00am-6:27am EDT

6:00 am
russia calls for an investigation over claims the ukraine army used banned weapons in east ukraine as a military expert tells r.t. they bear the hallmarks of phosphorous bombs. yet as file deadline to sort out its gas agreement with russia with a price tag still stalling the talks. in washington consider sending drones and launching air strikes in iraq where radical islamists have seized control of the north and are setting their sights on the capital.
6:01 am
is to be a mosque you're watching r t international with me marina joshie welcome to the program russia's demanding an investigation over claims that a grand army used phosphorous bombs in the eastern city of slovyansk residents there say they were awoken by what they believed were fire bombs being dropped and these weapons are banned by the u.n. and denies their use and here's what locals are saying. we all saw what happened here yesterday they used rocket launchers as well as incendiary bombs against us the ground was on fire how can the ground burn by itself it burned for about forty minutes. you know starting from two am everyone i've met has a sore throat and coughing all the time i think this is because of the burning i think we'll feel the true consequences later there are still a lot of people here a lot of children we haven't managed to get out yet. now we spoke to former british army and intelligence officer who's recently returned from ukraine he told us the
6:02 am
attack bears signs of phosphorus weapons i've seen the video i've looked at it closely it does indeed tallow what one might say. the hallmarks of white phosphorous use for example a very bright light but in and multiple. coming down from the sky it's an episode weapon that's been used such as a mortar or perhaps an aircraft and then of course again to tell it's still burning and videos i've seen in the daytime showing actually this very tactile white or gray smoke so white phosphorus being used it's an alarming development of course it needn't necessarily because of course and indeed other people even from the west should be even if they haven't so far should be calling for a proper and full investigation of this incident to prevent escalating. now white phosphorus is extremely dangerous and when used as a weapon it can cause painful chemical burns often with lethal consequences perhaps its most notorious use was the two thousand and four and children literally melting
6:03 am
to death the fear now is whether these banned weapons have actually been used in slovyansk a city of more than one hundred thousand people which has been on the fire for weeks the u.s. state department was asked to comment on the alleged use of firearms bought a spokeswoman seemed a little confused there were reports yesterday that the pretty in the military is using phosphorus white phosphorus. slovyansk do you know anything about that did that come up in the conversation between secretary kerry and foreign minister lavrov if there was one there was one yesterday and actually i did find what i wanted to say on the vehicle so let me get to that after i get to matt's question so thank you for your patience do you have anything to say about the force of the bosphorus that. there's some you know what appears to be video and photographic evidence of this from the use of the by the by the russians no matter the training i have not seen those reports and i'm happy to check with our team and see if we
6:04 am
have confirmation of that or more to say that while a bus while asked in east ukraine is thought to have killed at least three people and injured several more local authorities say the vehicle belonged to one of the leaders of the self-proclaimed republic and especially who was not in the minibus at the time of the attack less than a week ago his assistant was killed in a drive by shooting where was the suspected target we spoke to him earlier about the latest attempt on his life. this is just the latest in a series of attacks there were many people injured today i don't deny the possibility that i was the target of increased the number of security guards i have but you can't be sure of anything in a civil war. now the humanitarian situation in eastern ukraine is increasingly desperate thousands of people have fled to russia from the bombings and artillery attacks artie's scott talk to some of those who've uprooted their families to escape the violence. but what you can see
6:05 am
a few yards behind me is the russia ukraine border and for many people fleeing the restive aist of ukraine this is their first port of call it's a makeshift temporary holding center now the vast majority of people who are crossing the border have somewhere to go they can stay with friends or family within russia however many simply they and they completely dependent on the roster of thord sees in the last twenty four hours more than six hundred people have crossed the border seeking shelter the majority of them are women and children who are trying to escape uncertainty of life in eastern ukraine and this place speaking to a number of them but it's an emotional time that it would force them almost every night we hear shootings explosions multiple rocket launchers i can't handle those noises anymore. it's all my children are with me like my mother and grandmother stayed there people hiding in basements and don't seem to realize this
6:06 am
will never end the house is a bomb we don't have anything anymore. it's scary that the government and the ukrainian media are lying about things they see the organizing communitarian corey doing that there is no sign of that they don't plan people leave and keep them. well the authorities in the rostov region are being helped by donations from people all over russia on thursday forty tons of supplies including food water medicine arrived there with an average of four hundred people crossing the border every day and seeking assistance it's clear that in the coming weeks more more aid is going to be needed. the rushed over region. they had of the organization for security and cooperation in europe has visited the ukrainian refugee camp in russia where he heard directly from civilians about the attacks in the east had to r.t. dot com for more on the ongoing assault in the region. iraq's
6:07 am
crumbling under the force of a renegade al-qaeda splinter group that's sweeping the north now the us president is considering air strikes and drone attacks the so-called islamic state of iraq and syria insurgent groups have captured the whole province of of air in this video you can see some three thousand iraqi soldiers surrendering to the militants and now their sides are in baghdad and firings being reported just fifty kilometers from the capital the u.n. says that hundreds of civilians have been slaughtered by the insurgents who are just going to look at what effect america's offer of help to tackle the militants to my house. the militants with the islamic state in iraq and syria are now in control of large parts of iraq including its second largest city of mosul they are now aiming at the capital baghdad the fight against the saudis syria has bolstered these islamist militants and gave them new resources and the sectarian food in iraq
6:08 am
has allowed the group to gain momentum and recruits the sectarian war in iraq broke out after the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three. it has been a source of constant violence ever since now the u.s. may invade again to stop the onslaught of the islamist militants my team is working around the clock to identify how we can provide the most effective assistance to them i don't rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure that. these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in either iraq or syria for that matter the u.s. says all options are on the table except boots on the ground u.s. officials don't specify what options they're looking at this could include airstrikes the goal of this militant group is to create a caliphate an islamic state the process of vast area that includes syria and iraq but for many iraqis the prospect of being bombed by the u.s.
6:09 am
again is no less daunting they're already being shelled by the iraqi government which is striving to drive the militants out when taking over mosul heavily armed radicals overran police stations more than a thousand prisoners from the city jail and took over the international airport iraqi forces apparently ran in the face of the onslaught leaving behind weapons uniforms and armored vehicles more than half a million people have fled seeking refuge the situation for most iraq to see is dire and it has been so for years they were promised democracy but all they've seen is violence with no end in sight. now the chinese have also managed to seize some american army hardware that was supplying earlier to iraq to help fight the insurgency michael bryant who is a u.s. defense department contractor in iraq discussed iraq's disintegrating security with a nice now we energies in the now you now have instead of suicide bombers and all that and people getting killed you know what's going to the next step. instead of
6:10 am
people just being people getting murdered now you're taking actually land there they're actually they vote for all practical purposes running the province they're taking over the country now how much responsibility should put on the iraqi government here. well you raqi governments incompetent it's inept but you know the job is impossible you know saddam was that was a bad actor he was a bad guy but he kept a lid on everything through force the maliki you know is a shiite and the sunni's are upset because they were in charge and they want to take over again and saddam kept a lid on a wall of this maliki doesn't have a prayer of the iraqi the iraqi government can't and i don't know if any iraqi government could do this unless it was a dictatorship like it was under saddam. and while iraq struggles to defeat the jihadists in the country the u.s. is fabricating terrorists at home as will tell you shortly. what they're trying to
6:11 am
do was to convince the american public that there is this large army of potential terrorists that they should all be very very scared about a muslim advocacy group report says that since two thousand and one u.s. security services have been entrapping and convicting innocence which washington perceives might be dangerous in the future. also ahead how israel's taking a step forward and its controversial plan to force feed palestinian prisoners ignoring doctors please. this is the media leave us so we leave the media. by the sea ocean sea during the day your party years ago. where shoes that no one is asking with to get that you deserve it. choose your language.
6:12 am
make of it knowing if the materials interface and the. treatments that the consensus can't. change the opinions that invigorating to. choose the stories that imply life choose the access to your office. welcome back you're watching our the international iraq has given ukraine its final deadline to sort out its gas agreement was europe nervously watching from the
6:13 am
sidelines a third of its gas. were ukraine and if it gets cut off then that's likely to cause headaches for european homes and businesses now let's break down how these prices actually work well that eighty five dollars the same price that was agreed on by former prime minister yulia timoshenko back in two thousand and nine applied a few discounts and in two thousand and tan the prize dropped to three hundred and fifteen dollars because of the agreement to station russia's black sea fleet base in crimea and three years later and president yanacocha agreed to and her a customs union with russia and that saw the gas prices go down to two hundred sixty eight dollars these agreements no longer exist what's a problem. is now looking west and level absolutely reasonable
6:14 am
plus mosco is offering to fix that price for at least a year but that's not enough for prime minister gets a nuke who wants to squeeze the prize to its lowest and that's despite the fact that ukraine still owes a whopping four billion dollars if gas is a political weapon then this political weapon is in the hands of the russian government and if gas is a good as it typically is all across the world then that trade is based on a contract and not based on whether russia likes the ukrainian government or not. interestingly the current energy minister gets and it was cabinet was in that same polls back in two thousand and nine when you let him go and volume of points in agreed on roughly the same price which russia is offering today gazprom chairman is far from being impressed by kiev's bargaining tactics. the strategy of the ukrainian side is outright blackmail from the start they took new constructive steps may do compromises and apparently want to be maximally aggravates our gas
6:15 am
relationship. and of course that leaves europe in limbo too in two thousand and six gas supplies were cut off after ukraine siphoned fuel intended for europe from the transit bipes in two thousand and nine it did it again russia has already given ukraine the benefit of the doubt and shifted deadlines to help negotiations now the balls and court. so basically we have until monday to figure out what's happening and see how ukraine gets going from there as well as so we are in suspense literally until monday and monday morning we'll find out what happens and how the situation pans out you enough for now thank you so much for bringing us the details and more clarifications here well they will do artists with the international action center think scale is a trade a dangerous path in these gas negotiations but you can have europe at risk i think in this particular case the russian government is not acting politically but acting on a strictly economics market basis they are offering gas to ukraine at
6:16 am
a lower price than europe is and it gave discounts to ukraine in a desire for stability but if the ukrainian government is behaving in a hostile way and there is no reason why the grain prices are the focus of today's cross talk with peter lavelle. divisions within ukraine are becoming greater with each passing day the western backed regime in camp shows no interest in compromise or negotiations at the same time civilians. i was really lawmakers have given their initial approval to force feed hundreds of palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike over fifty days the government's trying to fast track the initiative through parliament but the country's medical confuse we doctors will stand firm is. considered as the measure is the practice of told to be israeli government is interested in passing the law is soonest possible even if. we believe that the physicians really.
6:17 am
don't. the national weather service in mount holly new jersey has issued a warning for the east branch brandywine creek below downingtown under this afternoon into the warning is cancelled at five forty five am friday the stage was six point one feet flood stage is seven point zero feet minor flooding is forecast forecast rise above flood stage by this morning and continue to rise to near seven point six feet by late this morning the river will fall below flood stage by late this morning. trees reported similar disappearances experts are scratching their hands over why and the full story on r.t. dot com. and whistleblowers listen up as your future revelations could see you
6:18 am
cashing in with bitcoin rewards we tell you how online. now it's a double celebration for brazilians where the world cup officially began and somehow last night with the host team getting the first win of the tournaments coming from behind to be gracious three one in the opening game you could sense their relief and happiness among their fans at the hand they aren't the only ones in good spirits england played their first match against italy on saturday and those first one of the troops serving two sons as you can see are trying to. link back to the society there is much against italy for we can see some of the boys who . brought. peace. to the. days both they just put up a sphere and show you so forcefully for
6:19 am
a few years it's really going to go that low cut that he's. talked about it to be kept up to speed. so it's a big noisy sometimes too soon because i think the fans to make this journey. to secure the constituency. in the hours before the opening game and our world cup protesters kept up the pressure outside the stadium and some down five people were injured in a demonstration against the huge cost of hosting the event and there were also protests in other cities including rio de janeiro were some six hundred activists clashed with security. and elsewhere around the world commuters in. in france are having a tough friday because a rail strikes been extended into a third day it's already caused the worst disruption on the trains in years and unions want to fully merge their rail network with a service operator s.n.c.f.
6:20 am
which are billions of euros in debt last month it was revealed that ason zia ordered to stem cells and trains that were too big for most platforms because the network gave the measurements. and dozens of people have gone on trial in turkey accused of organizing last year's deadly riots in his temples gezi park and they face up to twenty nine years jail if convicted what began as a protest over redeveloping the power of the sanity into widespread anti-government and rest of the worst challenge to date to the authority of prime minister and on human rights groups one of the charges dropped and said turkey should focus on the liesl police tactics used during the riots. now getting evicted if you are suspected you might cause trouble in the future it's a practice security services in the united states have been using according to muslim advocacy groups where it's known as preventive prosecution but critics of an
6:21 am
entrapment marina board now explains how almost ninety five percent of those found guilty by the f.b.i. in a post nine eleven america hundreds of terrorist has played a major orchestrating most of those so-called terror plots in order to exaggerate the domestic threat of muslim extremism when examining the department of justice in list of three hundred ninety nine terrorism cases the study found that ninety four percent of those cases involve preemptive prosecution that's a problem of targeting those who officials deem predisposed to committing crimes before an actual crime is committed in some instances the study finds that defendants were targeted really for their religious affiliations and ideological beliefs in other instances the f.b.i. used it. egypt the markets work to recruit vulnerable individuals moring them with cash and call worst thing that means to carry out a terrorist attack that was set up by the f.b.i.
6:22 am
now the federal informant might provide the fake explosives and instruct the defendant on what to do this is otherwise known as. legal but the see for muslims one of the co-authors told me his findings make it difficult to believe in the integrity of the u.s. justice system and federal agencies what they're trying to do was to convince the american public that there is this large army of potential terrorists that they should all be very very scared about they are very much engaged in worldwide surveillance and this surveillance is very valuable to them they can learn and in a sense control it's control issues and to their advantage and the entire legal justification for that depends on there being a war on terror without a war on terror they have no right to do this so they have to keep this war on terror going they have to keep finding people and arresting them and locking them
6:23 am
up and scaring everybody because without that they they cannot justify the kind of surveillance or doing u.s. surveillance as the public has learned is not just limited to citizens critics say unless there is public outcry over government manufactured crime that to may eventually become common practice to target anyone. artsy new york and coming up larry king imagines a world where the united states never existed. in london in one of the caring hearts of one of the capitals of loving liberal e.u. they've implemented a plan to finally get almost people off the streets at night so that they provide these desperate people with a jobs they can at least earn
6:24 am
a few pounds and have some human dignity of course not they put down spikes everywhere on the ground so that the hobos have nowhere to sleep yes that is right they are laying down spikes to keep up the homeless just like dragon's teeth keep out tanks now if this happened somewhere in say bangladesh on a bad day i might say well that is their business but all the liberals in the e.u. just constantly cry from their ivory tower to the whole world about how we all need to be tolerant and be taxed to death to help people but as a guy who grew up in a bad neighborhood i can tell you that liberals never want to live near the people they claim to want to help you know henry ford was one of those guys who said that you should never give anybody any handouts so what he did was give the disabled and the poor are decent paying jobs at his factory so listen up you liberal loony bin if you want to get those evil yucky cred for people off the streets just put them to work it will read your city of its homeless problem a lot faster than spikes will but that's just my opinion.
6:25 am
genetics but statistics vulgarize ation of darwin science punishment for an uncommitted crying i was staring at least one to believe in a chief evil bully still today i don't know why. i still don't know why genetic improvement through. forced sterilization the basis for nazi ideology don't stop at just sterilizing and now go to the point of death he did for years rarely discussed until now really rather not talk about that right. going described as one of the most n. flowing still conservative thinkers in the united states bestselling author political commentator and filmmaker dinesh d'souza why does he believe the united
6:26 am
states is in the midst of committing national suicide and who does he blame for the undoing of america's founding the use it's all next on politicking.
6:27 am
imagine. the unimaginable. the girl. did not exist well the politicking on larry king new york times bestselling author denise d'souza joins me here in studio his latest book is entitled. america imagine a world without her he is co-writer and director of a documentary by the same name which will be out july second and we'll see some clips from that during the program was why this title because i am an immigrant to america and from india i grew up in bombay i came at this country at the age of seven.
6:28 am
6:29 am